Thursday, March 11, 2010

Polishing. Done.

It's taken some time, but I have finally finished a pass of polish on all of my shots for No Strings Attached. I'm not out of the woods yet as I have a host of notes and corrections to do before I can officially call my animation duties on this film done, but this is still quite a relief.

Here's all my animation polish in one easy to watch video. When I'm all done, I'll put something together that is more comprehensive with all of the preproduction work I did as the Lead Animator in terms of model sheets and animation tests before we went into animation production.

With this work done I have cut together a new reel. I'm kind of embarassed by me last reel because as I was doing this one I realized that something in After Effects was causing it to hold and take out random frames. Anyways, I fixed that but it's kind of fat right now and could probably use some trimming and I would really appreciate if anyone has any suggestions as to what to keep or lose. You can post it here or email me at As shots get rendered (hopefully) or things corrected it will evolve a bit. I'm also planning on taking a shot at this month's 11 Second Club Animation contest. The audio clip sounds like a lot of fun and it'd probably be good to get some more lip sync under my belt and on my reel.

Animation Demo Reel from John Fielding on Vimeo.


  1. You know those planning notes you have in your process breakdown? I can't read them :S And they're not even there long enough to be read. Not like getting rid of them would make your reel significantly 'thinner' or anything, but keeping it would mean you would have to show it for longer.

    Oh and the high angle shot of the construction worker before he starts talking to his sandwich- the bucket moves around but the bricks don't. I don't know if it's important or not, but it's the first and only thing I noticed in that shot. Just saying..

    Yay for amateurish feedback!

  2. haha, thanks for the feedback! You know, I didn't plan on/think anyone really wanting to read the planning notes, I was just mostly trying to show that I spend time before jumping into animation just planning things out. For that reason I won't remove it, but I'll definitely reconsider the length and see what I can do about the readability.

    As for the high angle shot, yeah, the bricks are supposed to move, but I'm not the effects animator and they haven't been simmed yet. I probably should have just hid them for this one...

    Thanks again!